Rape on royal yacht shakes up Denmark
Queen Margrethe II of Denmark meets with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano (unseen) at the Quirinale Palace in Rome on April 12, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTETwo soldiers have been sentenced to 1.5 years each in prison for raping a woman while on duty on a royal yacht in Greenland, daily Milliyet reported.
The scandal was revealed when the woman filed a complaint about the two soldiers. The court case ended with a prison sentence of 1.5 years and a fine of 10,000 euros for each man.
The soldiers reportedly raped the woman on the queen's yacht, while Queen Margrethe was spending time on land.
The soldiers claimed that the intercourse was consentual. No official statement was made by the queen's aides.